All the tooling required to form, quench and fabricate production parts is made in house on one of our many CNC machining centres
Chapmans have complete control over the entire manufacturing process, allowing us to make changes at any stage, should the customers design change.
Design work is performed by our engineers in the technical team on the latest edition of Autodesk design and manufacturing software. If the customer has a sample but no CAD data then Chapmans can use their Nikon scanning arm to produce a CAD model from which tooling and samples can be manufactured. Whenever possible, Chapmans use 3D printed samples made in house to quickly test and verify a design.
My job is to take a new or existing product and if necessary reverse engineer it, so that it can be manufactured in our hot work cells, while improving the fit, form and function.
Chris, Design Engineer
Saving Time & Money
When it comes to using Chapmans’ largest piece of equipment, the 350 tonne Beche Forge, our technical team use Q-Form simulation software to give an accurate analysis of the process before initialisation. This saves design and development time and cost, by allowing the correct mould to be ‘trialled’ offline allowing the production machines to work on the manufacture of parts. At Chapmans, we have a dedicated production cell for the development of new products where we can trial and develop most new parts without interruption to normal production activities.
Original Wear Parts expertly manufactured for use across a range of sectors
Drill and Seeding
Slurry and Waste Spreading
Planting and Light Cultivation
Root Crop Harvesting
Mechanical Weed Control
Innovative engineering with unrivalled component performance
At Chapmans we pride ourselves on providing the industry’s highest quality parts by controlling all processes in house and sourcing only the highest grades of steel from European mills.
The team at Chapmans work hard to understand the future needs of our customers so that orders are delivered on time, to budget and within spec. Key to our success has always been excellent communications, building long term relationships that meet the changing demands of the seasons.
In today’s unpredictable world, OEM’s need a manufacturing partner that has the infrastructure, personnel, systems and experience to safeguard their future. The facility, team and ownership at Chapmans provide a solid foundation that our customers can trust and rely upon.
Working in partnership with OEM designers, Chapmans provide innovative and bespoke solutions which translate into real life benefits for the farmers. Coupling our experience with a wealth of CAD modelling talent and a 3D printer, Chapmans take concepts from prototype to volume production.